PITLAKQ is licensed under the BSD license. and therefore can be freely used for commercial and noncommercial purposes. Please use this website, the documentation, and the sources from publications for citations.

The installation instructions explain in detail how to install and setup PITLAKQ. In general, PITLAKQ also works on Linux or Mac OS X.

Please install with your user rights. NOT as administrator. Type all commands into a command line window. Under Windows, use the “Anaconda Prompt” as command line window. You can start it by typing Anaconda Prompt while been on the Windows button (typically in the lower left of the screen.)

After installing Miniconda (select Python version 3.10 or later, if available), you need to add the channel hydrocomputing:

conda config --add channels conda-forge
conda config --add channels msys2
conda config --add channels hydrocomputing

Please create an environment.


conda create -n pitlakq python=3.9

Answer “Yes” to the question(s) and type enter.

Next, type:

conda activate pitlakq

Now, install PITALKQ:

conda install pitlakq

This might take a few minutes.

Thera are more installation details.

If you are familiar with Python and Fortran you can download the source code.

Due to restrictions in FORTRAN you cannot put any models on paths with spaces in it. We always appreciate feedback. Please tells us what do or plan to do with PITLAKQ.

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